For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty. Meet the living recipients:
Vietnam War Nov. 1, 1955- April 30, 1975
The Vietnam War, also called the Second Indochina War, was fought in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos until the fall of Saigon in 1975. There are 53 living recipients from the Vietnam War and 196 deceased recipients.
Learn about the medals, their symbolism, design and storied history.
Go behind the scenes and learn how they are manufactured or explore their place in culture.
Meet the heroes of past and present who have demonstrated bravery, gallantry and sacrifice above and
beyond the call of duty.
The Medal of Honor Character Development Program incorporates the ideals of courage and selfless service
into the middle and high school curriculum to build character and promote responsible citizenship. Learn
Just as the Medal of Honor itself has grown and developed since 1862, so to has the society that
represents the men who wear it. Learn about our Society, the Foundation and the Museum.